Monday, January 29, 2007

Medical Monday....Vol I ( List Edition)

David Bogner at Treppenwitz has inspired me with his "Photo Friday" to Introduce.... "Medical Monday"...

Here is quick piece of advice if you ever need to visit an emergency room or clinic, Please, please bring a list of your medications and dosages ( your pharmacist will print you out a nice list if you ask).
Here are some examples of answers ive gotten when asking about regular medications

- I take the red one, the green one and the one that looks like a bumblebee

- Oy docter, I take the pression pill, the sugar pill, the water pill and the one that looks like a bumblebee.

- Me: any regular medications
Patient: No, I hate medications
Me: what about aspirin
Patient : oh yeah every morning
Me: dont you have diabtes
Patient: oh yeah, im on high doses of insulin

A list of your medications will be very appreciated and will not only move things along faster but will help your physcian provide you with the best care possible.

Oh and P.S. high blood pressure and diabetes are medical problems!

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